RIP Lee Dorman, bass player for Iron Butterfly

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In summary, Lee Dorman, the bassist for the band Iron Butterfly, passed away at the age of 70 on Friday morning. There is speculation that he may have been on his way to a doctor's appointment at the time of his death. Dorman was known for his iconic bass line in the band's hit song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and his talents as a musician will be remembered by many. May he rest in peace.
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Lee Dorman died Friday morning.

Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Krause says that Dorman may have been enroute to a doctor when he died.

Iron Butterfly's iconic album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was one of the first rock albums I bought during the early 70s. It contrasted somewhat with my collection of classical music albums like those of Beethoven's symphonies. :biggrin:

The eponymous main track, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, was a great tune with Dorman's bass line with Erik Brann's lead guitar, Doug Ingle's organ, and Ron Bushy's drums. Bushy's solo became a classic and inspired many drummers.
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I guess he's In a Gadda Da Vida now. RIP.

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1. Who was Lee Dorman?

Lee Dorman was an American musician and bass player for the rock band Iron Butterfly.

2. When did Lee Dorman pass away?

Lee Dorman passed away on December 21, 2012.

3. What were Lee Dorman's contributions to Iron Butterfly?

Lee Dorman was a founding member of Iron Butterfly and played bass on their most famous song, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". He also co-wrote several of their other songs.

4. How did Lee Dorman's death affect Iron Butterfly?

Lee Dorman's death was a huge loss for Iron Butterfly as he was a vital member of the band. They continued to perform without him, but never found a permanent replacement for his talent and skill.

5. What was Lee Dorman's legacy?

Lee Dorman's legacy includes his contributions to the iconic sound of Iron Butterfly and his influence on other bass players in the rock genre. He will always be remembered as a talented musician and integral part of the band's success.